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Dharmapuri District : Tamil Nadu

About District

Dharmapuri District was bifurcated from the erstwhile Salem District and Dharmapuri District came into existence from 2nd October, 1965, consisting of Hosur, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri and Harur Taluks. Subsequently, Dharmapuri District was again bifurcated into two districts viz., Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri on 9-2-2004 due to administrative reasons.It is located between latitudes N 11 47’ and 12 33’ and longitudes E 77 02’ and 78 40’. The total geographical area of Dharmapuri District is 4497.77 Sq Kms. The present Dharmapuri District is surrounded by Thiruvanamalai & Villupuram Districts in the East, Karnataka State in the West, Krishnagiri District in the North and Salem District in the South. The District economy is mainly agrarian in nature. Nearly 70% of the workforce is dependent on agriculture and allied activities. The district is one among most backward and drought prone area in the state. Dharmapuri district is endowed with sizeable reserves of granite. High quality black granite is available in Pennagaram, Harur and Palacode blocks. Quartz is available at Kendiganapalli Village of Pennagaram Taluk, A.Velampatti of Harur taluk and Pethathampatti of Pappireddipatti TalukAnother High value mineral available here is Malibdinum, which is identified as a good conductor.It is available in Harur.

District at a Glance

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